A/V Technology & Communication and Graphic Design
Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement: Television,video, and motion picture camera operators produce images that tell a story,inform or entertain an audience, or record an event. Film and video editorsedit soundtracks, film, and video for the motion picture, cable, and broadcasttelevision industries. Some camera operators do their own editing. Television,video, and motion picture camera operators and editors usually acquire theirskills through formal postsecondary training at film schools, colleges,universities, or photographic institutes. A bachelor's degree is required formost positions.Employers usually seek applicants with a good eye, imagination, andcreativity, as well as a good technical understanding of how the cameraoperates. Many universities, community and junior colleges, and private tradeand technical schools offer courses in camera operation and videography. Basiccourses cover equipment, processes, and techniques. It is very important forcamera operators to have a good understanding of computer technology andknowledge of digital cameras. Bachelor's degree programs, especially thoseincluding business courses, provide a well-rounded education. Film schools alsomay provide training on the artistic aspects of filmmaking. With experience,operators may advance to more demanding assignments or to positions with largeror network television stations.